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[ opt ]

verb (used without object)

  1. to make a choice; choose (usually followed by for ).

    Synonyms: elect, pick, select

verb phrase

  1. to decide to make use of or take part in something:

    To receive automatic updates, opt in under the email notification section.

  2. to decide to withdraw from or not take part in something:

    You can opt out of the pension plan, but you lose the employer and government contribution.



abbreviation for

  1. optative.
  2. optical.
  3. optician.
  4. optics.
  5. optional.


/ ɒpt /


  1. whenintr, foll by for to show preference (for) or choose (to do something) See also opt in See also opt out

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Other Words From

  • un·opt·ed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of opt1

First recorded in 1875–80; from French opter “to choose, divide,” from Latin optāre “to wish for, desire, pray for, choose, select”

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Word History and Origins

Origin of opt1

C19: from French opter, from Latin optāre to choose

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Example Sentences

To opt out, have your server to respond with a 421 HTTP status code when Googlebot attempts to crawl your site over h2.

In recent months, as people have opted to shop online rather than in-person the push to perfect e-commerce channels has only accelerated.

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Apple has tried to appease concerns by saying it will delay the introduction of the opt-out policy for a year.

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The most challenging aspect of the opt-in consent feature is Apple-mandated language that could scare many iPhone owners away.

To date, 69 players have decided to opt out of this season because of the coronavirus.

Men may opt out of the discussion rather than risk saying something wrong.

Nor, however, did it opt for opening a dialogue with the civil society.

Instead, opt for eating complete meals with good sources of protein and fiber.

If you tend to inhale your food without realizing how much you consumed, opt for nibbles like in-shell pistachio nuts.

Allowing religiously affiliated organizations to opt out of Obamacare, period.

I don't know if it's 'nother opt'cal d'lusion—but you appear t' me to ha' gorrem on.

Curus opt'cal d'lusion—due to overshtudy—everything's spinnin' round.

Czechoslovaks who are habitually resident in Germany will have a similar right to opt for Czechoslovak nationality.

Any person over 18 years of age habitually resident in the territory restored to Denmark will be entitled to opt for Germany.

The observation of this variety in divers eclipses, you may see set downe by Keplar Opt.


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